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SUNDAY. MARcH 26. 1516.
A Line 09 Cheer Each Day o' the Year.
By JOHN KENDRICK BANOL
Ftr priating of an original poer. writa dail1
tOr The Washin"Ig Herad.
I'd like to be a King, I would,
For his high power to work for good,
But just to sit upon a throne
ilnd count possessions all my own,
And use my strength and all my pelf
But for the glory of myself,
In pompous pageantry and show,
Regardless of all human woe
WVcll truly, I would rather be
The Kaiser is bestowing the order Pour le
Merite upon his greatest herocs, which may in
spire the French to get out writs of injunction
\\ ashington ire engines bave been taken in
action for the mosics. They arc pictty speedy,
but they can't go as fast as they will travel across
Judging by his movements as reported by the
war correspondents Villa mut either have in
sented the game "pigs in clover" or liae studied
it very closely.
Of course, if Mexico is not to be discussed
Congress can't make provision to meet emergen
cies. If the lid blows off it will become a proper
subject for debate, but then it will be too late.
Readers of interviews with Col. Roosevelt
must be inipressed by the frequency with which
the conversation leads up to mentioni of the titi,
of the Colonel's new book, even if they don't
Uncle Joe Cannon w%as able to di-cosei liis
Wame recorded by that earliest United States ce.
mis and spelled in six different ways; and conic to
think of it, a more representative American would
be hard to find.
Those who were unable to di'cover the iotise
for the submarine attack on the Channel steaiicr
Sussex, were doubtless enlightened by the cable
dispatches stating that of the 380 passengers .70
were women and children.
House Deuiocrats held a caucus on legisla
tion, at which the President's own program was
approved. Unless a little more speed is de
veloped the next formality connected with the
legislative program will be an autopsy.
Aniong Mexico's many attractions as a pleas
tire resort appears to be the climate. After being
scorched by the blazing sun during nine days of
marching in the desert the American troops are
now reported to be enveloped in snow and sleet.
Lobsters are quoted at the highest price ever
known in New England, and "boisterous weather"
is assigned as the reason. It is possible that
boisterous conditions on Broadway, following the
return of prosperity, have something to do with it.
The army is pitiably short of aeroplanes. It
doesn't require a great deal of timie or money to
construct then but we ha en't heard of work
being started on any new ones since the need of
them was demonstrated by the Mexican expedi
Senator James Hamilton Lewis would brand
Americans who furnish aid to Villa as guilty of
actual treason. Existing statutes no doubt cover
such cases fully, and the thing is not to brand
the guilty ones, but to inflict the full penalty of
the law upon them.
Uncle Joe Cannon has diselosed the fact that
thme United States census of 1790 did not record
the name of Roosevelt. but it is more than
likely that the Colonel's progenitors were away
on a hunting or exploring expedition when the
census man came around.
In refusing to disarm their merchantmen upon
the condition that German submarines refrain
from sinking them without warning the allies
are merely declining to arrange conditions so
that the Teutonic hunting expeditions shall be all
ease and pleasure and no danger.
Two postal officials, who had been in the serv
ice, one twenty-eight years and the other twenty,
were dismissed by telegraph without reason being
aigned. It ames seem that instead of using the
wire the Postoffice Department should have given
them the sack in the regular way.
I. one respect the allies exhibit far more
discretion than the Washington administration.
They frnl admit that they put no faith in
German pledges with reference to submarine
warfare, while we are still falling for them, in
spt epst enperiencs and what is going on
evryby at peggmat.
ladisputabe evidence of the eondliens of absw
lute poverty under which thousands of governa
ment employes in the lower grades of the clas
sifed civil service exist was submitted to a com
mittee of the House of Representatlives last week,
and with the facts in its possession it is not to
be believed that Congress will adjourn the present
session without enacting legislation to wipe out
what amounts to a national disgrace. Many for
mer Congresses have neglected to take a step
in the direction of doing justice to the civil
service employes, so it has fallen to Represent
ative Nolan, of California, comparatively a new
comer, to draft and introduce a bill designed to
afford them immediate relief. His measure' is
not ideal, but it is admirable in one respect; it
cuts the red tape, discounts-the interminable
delay that must necessarily ensue if such legis
lation is entrusted toothe usual process; and if
it succeeds, as it should, it will put money into
the homes of needy workers with the utmost
It was through the hearing given by a com
mittee on Mr. Nolan's bill that really startling
conditions of injustice and poverty existing in
Washington were disclosed. From the gravedig
ger, struggling to keep a family of four alive
on the $4o a month the government pays him,
to the man doing scientific work for $900 a year,
who lost his home and spent the money he
saved while serving in the United States army
for living expenses while employed in the civil
service, the story of the government's shame is
unvarying. The man who has worked twelve
years for $2 a day and whose family has not
scen the inside of a theater in seven years and
rarely goes even to a moving-picture exhibition
is only one of thousands.
This scandal- of the Capital having been ex
posed to the world Congress cannot permit it to
continue, and a quick and effective remedy is
offered in the Nolan bill, which provides for a
minimum government wage of $3 a day and a
horizontal increase of 2o per cent of all salaries
in the classified civil service. It is intimated
that an effort will be made to eliminate the pro
vision for a general increase, but this should be
steadfastly resisted by friends of those thou
sands of employes whose compensation is not
more than $aooo a year and whose living condi
tions are but little better than those of the
gravedigger. The adoption of a minimum wage
alone could only defer the prospect of relief for
the majority, because members of Congress would
be only too quick to felicitate themselves on hav
ing done their full duty to the whole body of
government employes for years to come. The
horizontal increase is not generous, but it is
just and should be granted in the absence of any
indications that a more scientific adjustment will
be made in the immediate future. The solution
is no nearer perfect than the minimum wage
provision, but together they provide a prompt
remedy that is both feasible and commendable for
a shocking evil, for which former Congresses are
wAholly to blame.
But already obstacles calculated to delay if
not defeat the Nolan bill at this session are
appearing, one of them in the form of a resolu
tion appropriating $6,000 for an inquiry into the
cost of living in Washington. If the Nolan bill
awaits the result of such an investigation the
prospects of its passage will be reduced. There
is not the slightest need of such an investigation.
Members of Congress know from their own
actual experience of living in Washington what
the cost is; it is not necessary to tell them that
families cannot be supported in the Capital in
decent comfort on $io or $12 a week. The author
of the resolution, Mr. Keating, must realize the
w ide gap between the cost of living and the
wage the government pays employes in the lower
grades of the civil service. It would seem that
he might conscientiously consent to the shelving
of his resolution and combine his energies with
those of a sufficient number of members who are
convinced of the justice of the provisions of the
Nolan bill to insure its early passage. The en
tire country has surely been aroused by these
recent revelations in Washington, and it is look
ing to Congress for the redress of grievous
wrongs thousands of faithful workers are suffer
ing at the hands of a neglectful government.
The President's Warning.
President Wilson's warning to the people of
the United States not to give credence to sensa
tional and disturbing rumors originating on the
Mexican border gives further evidence of the
earnest desire of the administration to placate
Carranza and his followers. By the President's
own former proclamation and by resolution ol
Congress the full purpose of Gen. Pershing's ex
pedition was made plain to the de facto govern
mient and its adherents. No possible ground
was left for the remotest suspicion on either side
of the border of a purpose of aggression on our
The necessity for yesterday's warning to the
people of the United States, is therefore not ap
parent, nor can any effect be foreseen for it. Ii
it is argued that it may tend to allay in this coun
try any apprehension for the safety of our soldiers
that may have been caused by reports that Car.
ranza's forces are joining fortunes with Villa, it
may yet be argued with equal force that it will
have the opposite effect. The opinions of the
Agnerican people concerning the situation in Mex
ico will hardly exert an influence in that country,
nor is there anything in the President's statement
calculated to change those opinions.
Considering all the information in possession
of the people generally, their concls~ion will
naturally be that the President, having requested
the news associations to refrain from publishing
matter calculated to inspire hostility in Mexico,
might well have stopped there, since the general
public can be of very little help to him in his
anxious endeavors to avoid irritating the Car
It is true, however, that the people hitherto
have not been deeply impressed with the necessity
for ensmaenao and 4ed tege d W i je e
icam sesasIemess; Ad the President's statanaut
may bring realiation that the situation is geave
than they had suspected, though no opportunity
is presented to them to aid in the solution.
87 JON 15. NARa.
The other day I was seized with a fearful
toothache. Everything in life but that toothache
ceased to have any importance in my mind. I
could'think of nothing else.
On my way down to the dentist I passed many
people in the street. Not one of them seemed to
have toothache. They walked easily and quietly.
instead of rushing in agony, as I was doing. I
envied them. And I wondered why I should be
singled out for this ordeal.
In the dentist's chair there was even worse
suffering. I looked helplessly at the ceiling and I
thought of the time when I didn't have toothache.
Why hadn't I appreciated my good fortune?
How was it possible that for any stretch of
time I had been unaware of the blessing of not
having a toothache?
Presently the pain began to subside. In a half
hour it left me.
I relaxed. I took a deep breath.
I was free, at peace.
The luxury of that peace!
Then I knew that I was enjoying one of the
perquisites of pain, perhaps its most wonderful
All sufferers from pain know this wonderful
For all sufferers have periods of immunity
These come from one of the wise provisions of
It is-impossible for any human being always to
be in pain.
If the pain does not leave the patient, the
patient leaves the pain.
That is, the mind of the patient becomes dulled
to the pain. '
In such periods of relief, sufferers from in
tense and long continued pain must have mo
ments of supreme happiness, of exaltation.
Because they have paid so dear, they receive
the richest reward.
There are great sufferers who actually make
friends with pain.
In their pain they find a kind of companion
When the pain goes they actually feel a loss.
With them, the pain is in itself a perquisite.
And it is a perquisite achieved wholly through
character, through fortitude, self-forgetfulness.
I recently met a trained nurse, a highly in
telligent woman, who told me of experiences
with her patients that seemed not without humor.
They were surprising to me. Perhaps to you
they will be familiar.
Many people actually enjoy being sick, even
wben they suffer pain. They enjoy the perquisites
that go with sickness, being the center of in
terest, being fussed over, having everything regu
lated to suit them and their needs, real or im
So much do they enjoy being sick, or rather
being treated as sick, that even when they are
recovering they like to prolong the period of con
valescence. In some cases, to appear worse off
than they really are, patients will take the ther
mometer used by the nurse and hold it against
the hot water bag!
The inexperienced nurses become terrified.
Often they will actually telephone for the doctor.
The concern and excitement the patient en
It is, of course, generally recognized that con
valescence is a delightful period. It is like the
sense of relief from toothache extended over days
or over weeks or months.
The whole world becomes beautiful.
Members of families, given to preying on one
another, cease to prey on the afflicted. They may
even forbear all strife for a long interval.
The remote chance of death makes the family
reflect on the good qualities of the threatened one
and makes them realize their love. It even makes
them forget bad qualities and create imaginary
Relatives and friends are kinder, more sym
pathetic, much more interested.
In convalescence there is a multitude of per
quisites. They give to living a delight such as we
usually associate with our idea of heaven.
Children have a keen appreciation of the per
quisites of suffering. Often they will feign suf
fering for the sake of securing those perquisites,
or pretend that they have received some distress
It is amusing to see them 'acting under these
circumstances. Often they will have moments of
forgetfulness and betray that they are acting.
With many people, oftener with women than
with men, a severe illness, with its accompani
ment of suffering, becomes one of the most beau
tiful and inspiring of memories.
I know a woman who, for years, was incapaci
tated by illness. Her return to health was almost
like rising from the grave. And though it took
place many years ago it has left its traces. She
still has the wonderful gentleness and patience of
those used to moving softly through the days. It
is as if her experience had given life a strange
and beautiful meaning for her, as if it had lifted
her beyond the common things and the common
ways. . ,
Here is the most precious perquisite of pain.
If nobly borne, it relnes and beautifies and exalts
UtI~hk a Wast. Preduct.
A Vermont newspaper comes to this office
daily bound in a page -of the Congressional
Record. This thrifty thought may prove catch
ing. It establishes a nield of usefulness for a
much-criticised publication, as well as a supply
1Of wrDig paner that never -fmita -4niainel
The Herides Army i
La t Aw Y.st Cmoete ONes o
By 5. a. JOHS.
Although no offidal report has been
received at the War Department of the
engagement between the Thirteenth
Cavalry and Villa bandits at Columbus,
N. Mex.. which brought about the puni
tive expedition, no credence Is given to
the reports that the camp was not prop
Orly guarded. Under the conditions gov
erning the troops guarding the border it
would have been posible at any time for
the Mexican bandits to surprise a garri
sen or a comnand of troops. Even from
the western frontier in the European war
there daily accounts are appearing in the
papers of surprise attacks by both bel
ligereats. If under the war conditions of
Europe there are surprise attacks how
can American troops on the Mexican bor
der be expected to prevent them Is the
question that is frequently asked at the
The instructions to commanding officers
from the War Department require them
to walt until they were attacked by the
Mexican forces. They were not per
mitted to interfere with the movement of
Mexicans across the border nor to pre
vent any of the Mexican leaders from
mnobilIsig a threatening force on the
Mexican side. While the Mexican troops
were not permitted to come across in a
body, they could cross the line in small
parties and gather on the American side.
The report that Col. Slocum and the of
feers at New Mexico had been warned
did not justify them in preparing for an
attack. Officers now on duty at Wash
ington who have served on the border
declare that they were warned almost
daily of approaching attacks by Mexican
bandits. If they had paid attention to
these warnings the troops would be con
stantly under arms awaiting an attack.
Doubtlessly the officers of the Thirteenth
Cavalry if they had received a warning
assumed that It was not any more serious
than hundreds of other rumors that had
come to them. The dispatches in the
daily papers as to engagements and the
movements of Carrana and Villa since
the punitive expedition has been launched
give an Idea of the connliefing rumors
that have constantly been afnoat along
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Roosevelt, who will appear before the
Hous committee Monday it Is un
derstood Intends to discuss at length
the department's personnel bill. From
the beginning the Assistant Secretary
has taken a deep interest in this legis
lation. For this reason Secretary
Daniels appointed the Assistant Secre
tary chairman of the personnel board
and he has devoted much of lis time
to consideration of the subject.
Mr. Roosevelt Is a staunch advocate
of promotion by selection. ie will
doubtlessly take occasion to answer
some of the testimony that lia been
given to the committee against the
proposition. The Assistant Secretary
will probably take up the question
of the cost of the provisions of the
personnel bill and his testimony will
amount to the opening of the hearings
on the bill.
After the hlouse Committee reports
out the appropriation bill it will take
up the personnel legislation.
a a a 0
Even in heavy seas the new torpedo
boat destroyer Tucker met her contract
speed requirements of twenty-nine and
a half knots on her four full hour
run. Her fastest run on this test was
29.93 knots an hour. During the
standardixation trial the Tucker off
the Maine coast made a mile at the
rate of 30.84 knots an hour which is
more than a knot in excess of her
contract requirements. The average
for five top speed runs was a1.31 knots.
On her fastest mile th' Tucker pro
pellers made 617 revolutions and the
engines were developing horsepower
itn excess of 17,600n.
5 5 5 5
The United States torpedo destroyer
Rowan, nanied after Vice Admiral
Stephen C. Rowan. has been launched
from the yard of the Fore Itiver Ship
building Corporation at Quincy. Mass.
Miss Louise McLean Ayers. of Cincin
nati. performed the traditional care
mony of naming the vessel. The Row
an is a sister ship of the destroyer
Sampson which was recently launched
from the same yard.
Among the offIcers w ho registered
at the War Department yesterday
were Capt. H. J. Nicholas, Medical
Corps; Capt. It. J. Kerrick, Coast Ar
tillery, and Lieut. A. H. Erck, Fifth
District Signal Corps.
last Thursday night fifty members of
the Signal Corps Company. District Na
tional Guard, reported for drill and
were given a fifteen-minute section and
platoon drill before settling down to
M. S. E. Lansford reports a class of
fifteen receiving instruction in radio
telegraphy. Three new men filled out
application blanks, and will report for
physical examination on Friday evening.
Hugh J. O'Neale, the latest recruit, was
sworn in Friday night.
The installation of the new pool table
proved a drawing card, and the men are
coming down every evening In the week
now. Non-commissioned officers have
been detailed In charge of quarters, and
the armory will be open every night in
the week from now on.
The rifle and pistol range at the First
Street Armory is nearly completed, and
practice will be commenced tomorrow
Capt. Terry is hoping that the outfit
will be called out for active service, and
practically everything is ready. He says
that he can have the company under
canvas at Fort Myer within six hours
after receiving orders to move.
The detailing of Capt. Stephenson, of
the Medical Corps, to conduct physical
examinations of recruits at the First
Street Armory on Friday nights has
proven a big help to the organIsations
quartered In that buIlding.
The campaign for recruIts In the radio
company is progressing in a most satis
factory manner, and there Is no doubt
in- Capt. Terry's mind that the required
number will he enlisted by the time set
for mustering the new company Into the
Mistress-Bridget, I told you twice to
have mufins for breakfast. Have you
Bridget-No, mum; there's none in the
"When I said my prayers last night
didn't you hear me ask God to make
me a good boy ?"
''Yes. Tommy. I did."
"Well; He ain't done it.'-'Sydney
Her Husband-Do you know, dear, that
I found my first gray hair this morning?
His Wife-Oh, give it to me. John, and
Ill keep it as a souvenir to remember
Her Husband--What's the matter with
me keeping It to remember you by?'
He (brutally)--Wom~Eln have no
sense of humor, anyhow. She
(pointedly)--Oh. yes, they have. The
reason they don't laugh at the funny
things they see is because they klon't
want to hagrt he, por things' teelings.
ind Navy DeprUtment
I Service and Permoel Plihed
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Lieut. Chares B. Meyer, Oheet Art~hary Ca.
LiCut. 'ol. ceoge eamu my, Oroafae Ds,
p=atmet. or ee of is e m aet5,
will viat reendead. Mesa.. M oeiI buime
Pertaining to the opsatism of the odanm D.e
By direction of the Pruddeet. cuams Le0t.
C)ra It. htreet. U. B. A.. rti.ed upa his own
epa)Sation i6 daied, ider the pieueaimo of
the art of Compass apseesd Apci 21 M. s
psofeor Of MlMtay Seesses and tactles at the
"a Dis. Army Md MaVy Acadsmy, Pae*
Uecod aeu. Other L Spiller. Coas Artineri.
Corps. I fetleved ftrn a-dmmet to the Ninetleth
(Ompany and placed se the -eaime-d sot.
Te folatwin-named efis s of the lsial Corse
will puseed to Feet Sam Rostem. Te.. for -
"f0mat to tempoary duty; Capt. HbeMrt L.
Evans, Catt. Johs 5. Cbristian.
Maj. Albert C. Dalton, Quartmaiter Ons.
now onl leave of eaeenes at a.lemato,. Te., win
proceed to rt Sm Houston. TaM. end report
in ptnos to the eesammding gemela). Southern
tDepartmeot. for aaignment to temporary duty as
assistant to the quartermaster at that depart
Capt. William U. Clopitn. Jr.. Quatersier
Corps. will proced without dslay to El Paso, Tee..
for teapoar3 duty in charg of an esainary re
eamt, depot to be eatabliahed at that point.
.1...e of atbence of fiftees dae is sasted Col.
to"el r. Allen. Onat Artllew Corps.
A board of offinest is appointed to meet at the
cail of the predideat theref at Washington Bar.
reek.. D. 4', for the eamoinatlon of such par
eOt a ma, be authorised to appear befoae it
to determie their Stasae for apgidtment as
-haplain in the amy.
Maj. Albert E. Waldroo. Corts of Enelarer,;
Maj. All. W. WIllimna. Medical Carpe: Capt.
John N, Hodreea Corpa of liaginers; Clhaplaln
John K. Rochford. theat Artillery rps; PIrt
l.icut. James W. Hart, Medical Reserve 'rps. The
ionor meenbre of the board other tha a medical
fflicer -will act as recorder
0k, maucrh 't paragraph 16. t4pecal Orae. N.. g.
IMarch 1. l6. War Drtnt. as direct. Cat.
I~ortn t. Holrnok. Fourth Ctralry. detailed un
the QuartrvnateGr (-eTr, to take effect Mareb .
196. Uo 'ereIt to the comarmatding officer. FIrt
Rile. Katn. for duty as asaietant to the qua.
temeater. Is amnded w> a. to direct Capt. hml
besk upon arrival at Fo'rt Rile3 to report is per
een to the comnmanding oflear of that poet and
by letter to the comumanding officer. Central D
prtmeet,. for andgiment to dot, as quartermaater
arid in charge of the School for Bahkra and 001,1.
and in addition to those duties to sume chars.
rder the intrsetioa of the Quaartermastr Genem
of the art of conntuctnn work at Fort jIe,.
eliev.ng I apt. Yred-ick J. Henman. Quarter.
us-ter Cot., of those dwties.
0111t. .illiam L. la-e. Quarternaster Corp.
or.arslr . a assigned to the Tenth Clrry'. to take
tact la-r-h M. 19)6.
lIrst ieut. Byron Q Jones. aviation officer
lignal M. ,ill proceed fense Bneten. Mat".. t.
Mo Yjrk t'yty and Plainield. N. j . for the
IteTa of inapecting aerTplants and motors.
Cart Irank N. 'hilton. Medical Corps. I. d,
tailed as a member of the board of nflriwas at
Jeffere"It Barracks. to , appointed In paragratth
5l. itieral ordere. No. :6. War Deartmest. Jan',
er . I96. vice Capt. William A. Wak-hne,
Medical t-rpa. bet rely-ed.
Mai Harr A. Irohaeuser. U. 8. A.. tired.
"ith hi. conent is aaigerd to artive duty aid
detailed aa ahing Quartermaster. He wIl preeed
to Fort FAhan Allen. vt.. and take charge of the
pnserty and funds ertaining to the Qirnertmaiter
IorT. at that pIN. relieving tapt Jame, U. RPur
rirgeha. Quartermater Co#rps, who upoe being thr
relheved will proied with the West practicabir
delay to KanIas t-itY Mo.. and tepart au lewm
to ()mt. 'lade E. Hawkins. Quatermiater trps.
fe dutt as his asiaatant pentaling t. the pur
firans of horses ."td eies f-r the am3
Each of the following-narmed once, of the
Medical Corl will trooseA at rnow to the place
stp-eied after his amoe and retoot b; toerapn
to th. mmatmarin eeral. nthern iepartmnt.
ftr assigeuncnt to teaporary duty .th the or
ganati or oIndaated Cai4. Harr- G. Humphreys.
t"ranvIlle. Te . Fourth Infant ate Cait. William
A Shield. Btroneeitlle. Tex.. Third Cavalry: qat.
Willia M. Start. HarHingen, T.. Field Hnl
Pital. No "; Capt. Jesse I. Harras Harlingen.
T.. Fiel l- rtal No. 5. Capt Ertcand %(
Talbott. Harlingen. ea,.. Sthm Cavalr-: ti"t,
i a-I 1 1 'uster. laaton. Tet.. Twenty-eg~tuh
ltfatr-: Casj. Robert W. Kerr. Phrt Clark. Tes..
F-steenth conal: I'at. Wiissam X. BartaL.
Ffrle Pats. T,.. tle"rnteth ifantrt; 1iLt
J...m I Ym. F.4 P.. T r.. herenth infantrT;
Ita. Craig It. S,-r. 1.... 1"19-t Alir... slighteith
Infa-tr%; Maj). C 1a- .J. Bartlet. bgi Arta.,
T.-eny- seonil intani ; Capt. Louera I. Herwod,
lr-ltbw. N. Me. Twelfth Cavil.r. Maj. James
1. lriens. El 1-so. Te.. Twentieth Infantry;
Cat. 'Trna J Flynt. Nogate. Art. Twelfth
Infatntc; Cat. Williamt B. Miaster. Nogalqe. Art...
Twelfth linfantry: Capt. George F. Parisaem 5,1
Pasro. Ti-.. Toeotnithird Infante: Iapt. Georrg
H. Scott. Fl Paw. Te-.. Touty-third nfantry;
1.itt. (l. Paul '. Stranh. Pbrt BlRi. Te,. base
IrOltal; Maj. William L. Kelir, Font Bl.. Tex..
Capt. Joseph P. Siler. Medical kinetl 'a re
lieved from duty at the Army Medical ;hoot,
this city. and will proceed to Fort sam Hoystoa.
Tex.. and rep-t i1 erson to the ownmuarnding
officer d that post for duty at the department
The following-naamed ofdflors of the Medical Re
serve Orls are releved from duty at the Army
Medical School. this city. to take ect upon the
coampletiona of their eamintation ior al-pAintment
in the Medical Corp. of the Army. and will then
Prtced to Harlington. Te. for neigoment te
duty with Ambulance Compalsa No. 5: Firs
Lieat. Joseph L. Farden. Flrst lieUt Charlea G.
MOVEIMLNTS OF VMESELS
Beale arrived at Philadelphia. March -4: (bester
miled for Port. Graode. Cape Verde Islanda. March
3I; Cyclops aailed for Norfolk. Mardr 4; Denver
wailed for Coritto. March 2; Jason arrived at
Guaantanamoo. March 2; Julpiter siled tor t;uan
tanamo. March L: K rtucky arrird off Tampico
Bar, laarh '1. Monaghan arrivred at Key West.
March 21; Nero mailed for 0an Diego. Mareb k
North Carolina arrived at Guitantaamo. Mar-b -:
Penamook arrived at Boston. March 21: Potomac
arrived at Alminte Bay. March 5; Troneme@
arrived at Rio de Janeiro. March 11; Tcv-y arrived
at Key West, March 2.
The Vnlean, now at the Norfolk yard. will leave
Hampton Hoads for Kest West and Mtun about
the 12th proelmo.
The Hancock. which left Philadelphia abr-t the
1th for Key Wet. has been ordered by radio to
precead to Galveston.
The following is the itinerary Of the Biringham.
en route north from Guantaamno; Arrve at Key
Wret. April 5: leave Key West, April 1: ar,,ie
New York. April 13; leave New Yort. April 15;
arrive Beatn yard, April S.
ORDERA T" OFFICERS.
IUeut. (liior itadel John Wilbur, to Salet s
Endin Ralph Kiely. to rveetoig ship at Phila
delphia, coaneetiorn ore. of Oklahana and duty on
boardl when roansiofed.
Erasgne 1t. D. Tiadale. B. F. Perry. and C. Hi.
Mlcoum, to Nevada.
Enrign 1.. 8. tewis. to tempoorary ditty retirag
ahip at Phtiladelphia, connoectioni crew of Oklahaoma
antd on hoard when commaissloned.
Ensiha laaac idlceabach, to Nevada.
Capt. S. W. Mogan. ommiaiiaed from December
Firat ieuat. R. E. Memeaenith. enrmissioned
from October l5, 1915.
Firt Lietnt. John DIatn, to marine barracks,
Fleet Lieuat. R. S. Uiger, to navy eammauic a
thon, Peneacola, duty connectin aeraia..th-.
Lenten Mission Ends Tonight
The Lenten Preaching Mision. COn
ducted in Episcopal churches of the
Weashington diocese during the Iaai
two weeks, will be concluded with the
service tonight. The milssion has beer1
conducted throughout the United
States and Canada by Episcopal
churches. The mision haa had marked
influence in the various parishes.
ebrew Social Club Plan DanceG
The Social Club of the Hebrew Home
for the Aged will hold a box parts
and dance on Tuesday evening. April
11. at Carroll Institute. 916 Tentk
street northwest. The committee Ir
charge consists of S. Hiller, chairman
Mias M. Lewis, Mien B. Applestein
Miss S. -Malinsky. and C. Lemler. The
club also will hold a Straw ride ic
Great Falls in the early part of Mayo
Elephants have been put to work In
Englasd. Horses are scarce, due to
the great demand for war horses, but
a Sheffneld firm broke the horee famine
by hiring a retired elephant from a
circus. wb~ch pulls as mnuch as five
In Which Numerous Readen
Views on Cu
Editer of The Washington Herald:
Rev. Dr. Ryan. of the Catholic Univer
etty. said before the Monday Evening
Club that a working girl cannot live
decently on les than 66 a week.
How about a working man support
ing a wife and four children on $7.94
a week and working on Sunday to
earn this much?
You ask in the name of God and the
humanity of the twentieth century
what hall-bound corporation or busi
noes firm in the District dare pay such
a wage characterised by President
Wilson at "pitiful dole'
The United States government in
partnership with the District of Co
It Is the weekly pay of four hun
dred "white wings" sweeping the
streets of the National Capital.
If our people who have personal ac
quaintance and stasding with mem
bers of Congress *ould only realise
whdt a great service they could ren
der the charitable organisations of our
city engaged as they are in noble and
self-sacrificing work, supplementing
the scanty wages paid by the govern
ment, the chief offender in the low
wage scale. and speak up and speak
unoasingly I am sure that Congress
would respond and treat these people
fairly and honestly. Wake up and get
busy, Monday Evening Club.
WILLIAM McK. CLAYTON
Defense of Polieesen.
Editor of the Washington Hersld: An
astounding situation has arisen. An of
ficer of the Metropolitan Police force.
charged with an infraction of the Code
of Law for the District of Columbia. is
about to be represented in a court of
this District hy an oficer of the Dis
trict of rolumbia in the discharge of
his official duties:
Presumably, the people of the Itatrict
of Vo'lumbia pay their taxes for the pur
pose (among other thingsi of hiring of
ficials to prosecute persons accused of
crime. and. no far as appears by the
statutea the office of public defender has
not vet been legally created for this
District. If the taxpayers' money is to
be expended for the defense of acused
persons. why should any discrimination
he made' Why should accused persons
who happen not to be policemen be often
times *hliygd to trust their liberty to
the efforts of a fledgling lawyer. appoint
ed by the court to defend them and
working without compensation. when.
had the accused been an offl'er of the
police force. he might have been rep
resented by the able and well-paid coun
sel for the District of Columbia?
Washington policemen. taking them by
and large. are a fine. upetanding, law
abiding set of men. but, unfortunately.
within the past year several of them
have been parties defendant in the crim
inal courts. and it is worthy of note
that they retained counsel for their de
fense. just as any other citizens would
have done under the circumstances.
What the taxpayers of the District of
Columbia demand to krow. and shat
they are entitled to be t-ld. is why were
some accused poliem.u obliged to pay
their counsel fees wlen the attorney
for another one is paid for h the peo
pie whose law he is harged with hav
The Meaning of Charity."
Editor of the Washington li-ral'j Se.
ing . tegular subscriber to your valuable
paper I take great pleasure in reading
its pages. and gain a vast deal of useful
information therefrom. I enjoy esp.cl
ally the writings from the pen of Mr
John D. Rarry. He displays reat prog
ress in his thought. and I %as mu< h
interested in his writing of Mqrch :P
under the heading "Making a Ulving."
The subject was well handled. all the
pointa well taken, and I do not wish to
presume to criticise so able a writer.
but there is just one thing I soild like
to speak of: Mr. Barry, sp--akm;;g of
charity, says. "The name of charity we
Ishall some day dignify with a less offen
sive name." I would like to say that
when it is more generally understod
that the word charity is synonomout
with love, and that it is not onl) an
attribute of God. but God Himself ifor
are we not told in hIoly Writ that -God
is Love?") When this is understood then
will the word charity be robbed of the
harrowing and disagreeable thought as
sociated with it.
In the thirteenth chapter of St. Paul
Epistle to the Corinthians he tells us the
real meaning of charity. What peop.l
need. if I may be permitted to voice my
opinion on the subject. is not that th
word charity be given another name. but
that those giving and those recelvin;;. b
educated spiritually that they may know
what charity really is. Mr. Barry right
fully says: "Then will we see that it
pays to give everyone a chance." Broth
erly love is the keynote of charit.
MARY R. DICKENS.
Schoole as Forums.
Editor of The Washington Herald
In the Open Forum, March 19. 1 find an
article: "Sunday Meetings -n Schools.
by a Mr. Knott. A few Sundays paut a
sermon was preached on the same sub
ject by a popular minister. Both Con
demn the use of public school houses by
the citizens on the Sabbath. Now it
does seem as If the people ought to be
allowed to hold meetings in their own
houses. Didn't they build them-end
don't they pay the tax to keep them ur
There have been other articles pro And
con on the same subject. What is the
matter with the people anyway? Ar, we
retrogr-ading? Does the mister olje"t
because people would rather go to th'
forum than to hear him preach. The
other man seems to be afrted the Sal
bath will be desecrated. Wasn't the Sal
tlath made for man' How are we goingf
to be sure it is the "true light" if we
never allow oureelv-es to let it shIne
Then along come the 'authordties" and
propose to allow ten of the school
houses for forums. How about the
others? Don't they need sny? That re
minds me of the man who wanted to
have his dogs tail ahort. Hec thought by
cutting a little piece of it at a time i
wouldn't hurt the dog so much.
It was just the same when the fre,
school system was being introduced. Lts
of people fought against it. I knew a
few men who wranted to shoot their neigh
bore because they advocated free schools.
If the subject of free schools was ui
nlow would these same kiwkers Ught
against it? Come--let us be reasonabie
I once had as neighbor a manl who was
such a strick observer of the Sabbath that
he wouldn't shoot a hawk on Sunday
lit took his best hen. His wife died, and
he buried her on Bunday so that he could
go to work on Monday.
Peo-as and Referendum.
Editor of The Washington Herald
Since there is coming up the question as
to who is "Bloes" In Washington, witl
reference to the "Open Forum" matter
why not get together as citixens and set
tie it? For one, I believe from what
have seen of the people of this city that
they can be trusted with affairs that worl
for the betterument of it. and I am read:
that they--the people-shall be given the
power to-y- o
Tesame argument holds with refer
ence to this referendumi proposition
Make it possible for those residing ir
the city to vote as they desire withoul
sacr18ing this'r tht to vote in theti
haane State. gma=he te wonem a votn
i of The Herald Give Their
IS this matter as well as the inen. and I
feel that we can trast the people
While I am writing on this line iet me
euggest that it may be time for a new
bill to be set in motion in reference ic
this entire temperance matter. My su
gestion in this, that the man who car o
do It. draw up a bill in which the Dig
triet shall be districted on an equitable
basis, and that the pespte in the said di
tricts shall ha.e the right by vote it
SKy whether they will have the busin-er
that proposes to cewt into mid section
among them. When this vote is takr
the Excise Board would know what it
wanted and could be go' erlnel aei, ord
"Bet. Bemr a Niasraaatto..
Editor of The Washington ierald The
following from your paper is a mf,
translation: "The heaviest German fIh
was concentrated in the region of Rir.
Bourru 4Hangmat-s wood, and aroun
Montzevllle. according to the Frensch r,
"This forest of sinister name is about
5 mie and a half mouth of Dead Man
The word hvurru used a an adjciv-r
ha- several meanings, but none of the,,
can be rendered into English by the wore
"hangman " In thi. vase Bo i Bour'.
prohabl rmt-an Rog.c i'or Phantvor
wood Th. Engirh cord hangman Is i,
SbeIt-a wIshes for the suv sp of The
Jierald J . ikN-A
i. terrert hrmaiar
Editor of The waehInt-, Ileraild
rot-ed the f-llowing on ,our editoria
"Air- dirng -. f' Ital. of ie Asaociat
ed ('harit';-. vher- are lore de'ertei
v-es in N arrm '.i an eier befior
%% r A imhnei - hehie that the pr
ripal reavisre fi. Ii r diti i of affAiri
naoy he I Vvated in I-' ri-et at- fine af
'or It you ar, itn om iurn. A, as' -
den e th- o- . I"ev. A - n , ifo r t.
.IM ao men AnI tet .... P-jimr f1 r
to %indv-aIt tiei: ..i - t._, Ihat i,
mut attld a Fl., IN' ular er'orma:
announ, -i to l plis r in the -
if thii 1t, kits - re P, a loce t- A W.
Differ* nIth Mr. Has ed.
"din0- ' 'In e I -a Ingto I r
I nit in Th11" a ghing-lor -aei'
under the head. " r hbi n- e
M'. Hutchins Hapgooid a autho n
i artih so manifeti , in urate n
to say falilaviAnir. -hIt I rm ivns im
to ans-er soie of the MNos gartg
Mr lirilgood star, ou, h, coiupi rg
"temperance-- s-1 . 1, 1ht ot 1.
two opposit, .. If th'y have no em -
niti will' -- h other, ani natura
being a sPcIoem for the liquor ee
of th e (.-stn on. he .'-i.e 'temt'
ance" and rot bttterly vond.mnt
:'prohibition ill 'say
"TIhe cause of tlmperan-e is the
cause of eivilizration. The c-aus f
prohibition indwate ar Ltnder mo
fanaticisnt wh-I I ne-er presert rn
th'- most ernight-ed omniunir
Let Is see
1 Most a! l; ge ifesvorg.r;
echool tearcher educatov- i
clapses ,irCe in fAvco, of'pioblhi-fl '
In this iss' a. "ia norant- alst
S'rait, ftlr - mmstrt aA- vir
favor if "ipr-o) Io - le -nhis e -
an "ignorant' vies
. Nearly all ph -ie-lana are 'r fi
vor of "prollrhItio" iF tin, class an
4. Most of the hailer.. Innit v-f
the owners of greet mranuf irit S , -
dustrie, most of the rp'iioad ig
natei. mo-t of the -oat ope ieit err
are in favor of 'pro itbt - N-C
theme cla-ses "isnorat
., Nearl 'l a arime, and -.
ri-ing in imall towns nt la-, e. ni..
Cities of seatsof - er '':Hiet -
are in fav- of "T-hibit m and r,-e
thlse to bee iiesrd a. nr^
(On the ,the- hand, wi a-. tre' ui
Sare oppoed to - hiir -- k - .
bar keepiri a'e a posnd to I'
ltion Thi- :g torant fi- crv *-is aenr
al sar i'ipposid to I :.- 1t i. Ion t
Iee the rid light d -'-I t'. thei
pre:erves 'he dead rn , 'iet - -
I .plums of I e, tteC, , - ull of
Ipathirer r .t -
fellows !tri H.a-rnd wSiodi haice .
behleve "int 'gem
Mr Ha-gotn say - he ,i a ,
iymubol of bt-i' gi-Od n.1 e
lik 1 eietyib g vIse 1t t I, s ' Sp.
italil :ike i . " Ii d-.ger .r.
portion . tZ , is i 'ry To pr- de ti
uen of -e rr tt iir t.I -hI--?
prrnn Ii. -''- o-f a tire i
r-pie the. , a 'i prob 1 .. i. i
the gtoui r 1 1 : :: 'ft.n lead, 1 ti 'eat
Thre l.&'uwiirt i-' , of "rutIe -1.'.
-ft iv-e h eev ii uor av he ui it
her. uhe iv1 n, -noi T, oppo, :
in true NM' Havgood cirtanl kn I o
that tic laws haie fo- genferat no
hank trroteted the wielker s g r
ine aih-i .. the str-nge lt V('tr
ihmi 'mrohirhtonrertv- ' ope to - -
with the "eak tel and wom"r n
lunate -ek of heing the it' - v a
st'iir o-f licens.ed Fa '-t- tirihat breed
To mak . -'u: iln tration hu, ' .
Nr HargipgoOd. o u l hv to ,, 1+ -
houS e if vire anid se'! --r '. it i( It
hour-i of Iin m ..rder trnaIke , ur
n 'n "virtous -' 'crtain . if ola' - of
driInk easy if a wrve mer - a, -
frequient (tem and i iit nh ther. tI~r
havre a tende-ncy to- matrie a cotimy
-robier. tnen cet u, ' Ir th' Crvti' tlrr.g
jutalittle furthe-- atndIt- lirne t'-e '. -
- orts, and1 niot me~irrel-tlerte th.r'm
-That Is where youirr trgumtesti wourld lead.
andrrl et I dine ci. MI' Hlap'r'ed we-I
moint enert-itallb I--tvst naamet ch~i
a vrOndrition't being nahnet cd in
ProhIbitlon and Lshuir Referam.
Mr. Hapgoodl makes tire u:-arranted
c-hanr tbat - 1IN 'i\r dI ar iabi re
formt 'IThis is mroe soprm tut 'Tere Is
np hasis of facti f' - ith- v-tate-tenrt The
"dry. ' do beheie thait iv .rg' imeasur-e
labor trojblese ca vused d' mi ik i'
bor duoes n't getI a fair rsha-fits mid
10( rt 11 i ii omei( noi niea:- r gi-tting its
full quota if iit-remairn drujnkv-n For
its own prtcin laboer- should remain,
sober. Make all Ithe labvormog mi-n intter
oren and they wll sorr make thems li-ea
free men, free -iv-tn from lihe aarki's of
-Mr. Hairgood i gisrai-ur eniught to the
''dry' element to adit that proihibitioni
baa one redeeming riralltr-c-Ill i-cae
tire reformuation of (hi- salcoon. Blut 'ts
refotrmation hasi Cit yr too late: t oo muttnv
boys have goin'- the broad and ruggerd
ruad. It has strewn (- its black rath too
man. human wr-.k, for its deathbedI
reformation to iavail It of the just i-en
geance a rrghteous God as to Inflict upon
The lruOr apologist saya that priohl
bitlon aeltation induces corruption Trust
It has "drtnen" the hquor men into 'po
tica" Pray tel-l us. Mr. Hapgood. thy
one needs to be "-orrupt" simnply be
cause he Is in 'poltcs? Pro0hIbiti
lets do not corrupt the electorate and
.why sho~uld thet iquor men?' Why n-vt
fight us fairlyi
The, Worklag Man's ('hmb.
Y eir, the saloon is "a wor-kin;; marts
oft a club cithi whih be beats out his
t-t)NTINti'k' UN PAGL fVE\